Bronze 2019 / Editorial / General News (Non-Pro)

Winter Trunks.

  • Photographer
    Simone Francescangeli
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/General News, Gold in Science/Environment

Caleta Tortel is a small village of a few hundred people in the deep south of Chile. It was founded more or less in 1940 due to the trunks of a tree: the Cypress of Guaiateca. Until the end of 2003 you could reach Tortel on horseback or descending the dangerous Rio Baker or crossing the Pacific Ocean. Electricity came in 1988. The wheather conditions are quite hard. Rainy and cold. Jeorge is one of the last lumberjacks. Every day. From home to boat and then in the woods. Every day, also in winter.

My name is Simone Francescangeli, I'm a self-made photographer. I come from the Italian province. I picked up the camera with the intention of being able to find a way to express myself in 2010 and just try to tell the life stories of men closely, especially the ordinary ones, related to the need to be able to live day per day. Until now I brought footstes around in Italy, in Europe, South America and Africa.